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  1. The World

    June 30, 2014

    Smart Reads June 30, 2014

    The FT’s Richard McGregor reports on how detainees at Guantánamo Bay are growing old in limbo. Algeria’s mostly French-bred...

  2. March 23, 2014

    We require a strategy not just a reaction to Russia

    In the west, the conversation is dominated by discussion of how to punish and isolate Russia for its role in the invasion...

  1. March 6, 2014

    US scorns Russia’s version of Crimean intervention

    If the first casualty of war is truth, then as far as the US State Department is concerned, hostilities have already broken...

  2. December 12, 2013

    Mandela, American public servant

    It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

  3. October 8, 2013

    China tops US as leading net oil importer

    China has overtaken the US to become the world’s largest net oil importer, according to US estimates, as its steady increase...

  4. The World

    September 26, 2013

    In the Picture: Terror in Africa

    Soldiers clear the top floor of the Westgate mall (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) As Kenya began three days of national...

  5. August 9, 2013

    US oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle

    Dr Sylvia Earle’s home, in the forested Oakland hills, just across the foggy bay from San Francisco, feels serene and...

  6. The World

    July 11, 2013

    Sergei Magnitsky - A reading list

    The case of Sergei Magnitsky has become a cause celebre for western critics of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The dogged Russian...

  7. June 4, 2013

    US offers $3m-$7m rewards for terror information in west Africa

    The US State Department has offered rewards of between $3m and $7m for the leaders of four Islamist militant groups in west...

  8. May 31, 2013

    Tracking China’s air quality

    China’s problems with air pollution – particularly in Beijing – have been well documented. At points over this winter in...

  9. May 28, 2013

    Press freedom: A heavy-handed approach

    Bob Woodward used to place a flowerpot on his windowsill as a signal to Deep Throat to meet during the Watergate...

  10. May 10, 2013

    US orders website to remove 3D-printed handgun blueprints

    The US government has ordered the creator of the world’s first 3D-printed handgun to remove the blueprints from his website...

  11. The A-List

    April 3, 2013

    America is best to play its long game on North Korea

    I have been working on and following issues in Asia for more than 20 years from various vantages; from the US government...

  12. March 11, 2013

    Iran and Pakistan launch pipeline project

    Asif Ali Zardari and Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, presidents of Pakistan and Iran, on Monday formally launched a $1.5bn pipeline...

  13. February 18, 2013

    Shale oil, Washington and the Middle East

    Will the US be able to say goodbye to its costly military involvement in the energy-rich Middle East because of the shale...

  14. January 30, 2013

    Audit raises fear US bought Iranian fuel

    An audit into US reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan has revealed the Pentagon may have inadvertently used taxpayers’...

  15. January 28, 2013

    Iran jails US pastor for eight years

    An American pastor who has been detained in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the US state...

  16. January 24, 2013

    Cross-sector partnerships aim to match skills and jobs

    The numbers of young people across the world without jobs have reached alarming levels. Governments, companies and civil...

  17. January 7, 2013

    Google chairman visits North Korea

    The chairman of Google, the world’s biggest internet search group, arrived on Monday in North Korea, a country which...

  18. December 12, 2012

    N Korea pulls off coup with rocket launch

    US President Barack Obama delivered a withering put-down on North Korea’s long-range rocket ambitions after a failed launch...

  19. November 7, 2012

    Foreign policy team faces shake-up

    President Barack Obama will immediately face some delicate decisions about his most important national security advisers,...

  20. October 16, 2012

    May in diplomatic rift with US on extradition

    Theresa May was at the centre of a diplomatic rift with the US on Tuesday night after Washington voiced irritation over...

  21. October 2, 2012

    Ahmadi-Nejad admits sanctions hurt Iran

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the Iranian president, has for the first time acknowledged that oil sales have declined because of...

  22. September 11, 2012

    US bolsters security after Libya raid

    The US stepped up security at embassies round the world and sent a contingent of marines to Libya after its ambassador was...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 3, 2012

    India's stop-gap solution to Iranian oil sanctions

    As sanctions on Iranian oil exports tighten, some relief for Tehran has come from the Indian government, which will support...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 29, 2012

    Welcome to Nadym: centre of the world

    Here’s a neat way of showing the shift in the balance of economic power. Beyondbrics was having a quick read of McKinsey’s...

  25. June 28, 2012

    Iran disguises tankers in sanctions game

    Over the past month, the bulk of Iran’s fleet of oil supertankers suddenly disappeared off the map. When they re-emerged on...

  26. beyondbrics

    May 24, 2012

    China's rich head for the exit

    There’s no denying that China has come a long way in terms of economic growth. But even as the country produces ever more...

  27. April 30, 2012

    Fate of Chen at core of US-China relations

    After Twitter protests and Facebook revolutions, here comes a YouTube diplomatic crisis about human rights. Chen Guangcheng,...

  28. April 12, 2012

    Aaron Chatterji, Fuqua School of Business

    Every week, a business school professor, an expert in his or her field, defines key terms on FT Lexicon, our online...

  29. March 16, 2012

    N Korea announces rocket launch

    North Korea says it will launch a long-range rocket next month in a move that could scupper a food aid deal struck with...

  30. March 4, 2012

    Entrepreneurs are taught the lessons of management

    Earlier this year a group of entrepreneurs held an indoor market at the Arizona campus of the Thunderbird School of Global...

  31. March 2, 2012

    Mexico defies US warnings to bask in tourist boom

    The bullets keep flying and the bodies keep piling up but more foreigners than ever are choosing to spend their holidays in...

  32. February 29, 2012

    N Korea agrees to suspend nuclear tests

    North Korea agreed on Wednesday to suspend nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and its activities at a key nuclear...

  33. February 23, 2012

    West confronts Syria’s treacherous mix

    Bashar al-Assad has pitilessly bombarded Homs for three weeks. If he wishes to raze rebel enclaves, such as Bab Amr, he...

  34. February 21, 2012

    Syria violence pushes diplomatic divide

    At least 100 civilians were killed in attacks by Syrian government forces on restive areas across the country on Tuesday,...

  35. February 15, 2012

    Syria chemical weapons alarm grows

    Syria’s alleged possession of a significant arsenal of chemical weapons is being viewed with growing alarm by western...

  36. January 26, 2012

    Egypt steps up crackdown on US rights groups

    Egypt’s military authorities have banned the son of the US transport secretary and possibly dozens of others linked to US...

  37. January 18, 2012

    Obama under attack over Keystone rejection

    The Obama administration denied an application for the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline project, in...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2012

    US acts against Chinese oil trader

    The US has slapped sanctions on three firms including a major Chinese oil trader for selling refined oil products to Iran,...

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